Pros

  • Free shuttle to Reagan Airport (DCA) and Crystal City Metro
  • Modern rooms include iPod stereos, coffeemakers, and flat-screen TVs
  • Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Outdoor heated pool and whirlpool (seasonal)
  • 24-hour business center
  • 24-hour room service, and room service menu offered poolside
  • Free Wi-Fi (basic speed)
  • Lounge bar and coffee bar in lobby
  • Bright, modern fitness center
  • 10-minute drive from Washington, D.C.
  • Rooms available on women-only floors
  • Pet-friendly (fees apply)
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Cons

  • Small daily fee for high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Valet parking only
  • No mini-fridges in rooms (available by request for an added fee)
  • No in-room microwaves
  • No free breakfast
  • 15-minute walk from the nearest subway station
  • Standard bathrooms are on the small side
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Bottom Line

Especially popular among business travelers, this 686-room, upper-middle-range Hyatt has plenty of meeting space and a great location near Reagan National Airport and Washington, D.C. Highlights include a full-service restaurant, lounge bar, and heated outdoor pool. Rooms are modern but not stylish. Travelers should also consider Hampton Inn & Suites Reagan National Airport, three blocks north, which has more in-room amenities, free breakfasts, and a better location near the subway.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pool

Oyster Hotel Review

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport

Scene

Large corporate hotel near the airport

Built in the mid-'80s, this Hyatt Regency has been well maintained and feels relatively new. A multi-level, atrium-style lobby with shiny tile floors give the property a distinctly corporate vibe. The lowest level is filled with ballrooms and function spaces, while the main level houses a gift shop, check-in counters, and a moderately chic lounge bar (which includes a coffee bar). Upstairs is a casual restaurant, Cinnabar, which offers a breakfast buffet (charges apply) and American cuisine for lunch and dinner. A modest outdoor pool and hot tub are located on a third floor terrace, but the hotel doesn’t have much of a “pool scene.”

The clientele here is primarily business travelers and convention-goers. Despite being a large corporate hotel, this Hyatt participates in a few local initiatives worth noting. Much of the art in the public spaces was purchased from area artists, and the restaurant grows its own tomatoes in the summer. All of the hotel’s eggs come from cage-free chickens, and locally grown produce is purchased whenever possible. Many of the employees have been working here for decades, with the average tenure being 15 years.

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Location

Convenient location in Arlington, 10 minutes outside Washington, D.C.

This Hyatt Regency is located right off Route 1 (also called Jefferson Davis Highway), a busy thoroughfare frequented by Virginia commuters. The immediate neighborhood is dominated by hotels, apartment complexes, and office buildings. An underground shopping mall, Crystal City Shops, offers plenty of stores and restaurants just up the street. A bike share kiosk is next to hotel, and a nearby trail runs along the river. Downtown D.C. is about 20 minutes away by subway or 10 minutes away by car. The hotel offers a free shuttle to the nearest subway (less than a mile away) and to Reagan Airport.

  • 14-minute walk to Crystal City Metro Station (Yellow and Blue lines)
  • Three-minute drive (or free shuttle ride) to Reagan National Airport (DCA)
  • Six-minute drive to the Pentagon and Arlington Cemetery
  • 10-minute drive to monuments on the National Mall
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Rooms

Modern and simple with coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs, and iPod stereos

The rooms are modern and sparse, with a somewhat drab color palette of gray, black, and brown. Abstract art prints add an occasional splash of color. Each room has a workspace, flat-screen TV, iHome stereo, coffeemaker, and free Wi-Fi. Mini-fridges can be requested for an extra fee. The standard bathrooms are slick and compact, with frosted glass doors. Guests can upgrade to a Deluxe Room, which features more space, or an Ambassador Suite with a sitting area, free daily bottled water, and private balcony. Hypoallergenic rooms are available, as well as women’s floor rooms.

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Features

Restaurant, lounge bar, fitness center, business center, and outdoor pool

This hotel has all the basics covered. Food-wise, guests can eat at a full-service restaurant (Cinnabar) or order snacks and drinks from a lounge bar and coffee bar in the lobby. Other highlights include a smallish outdoor pool and hot tub (seasonal), big, modern fitness center (cardio machines have individual TVs), well-equipped business center, and a gift shop. Services include a free shuttle that runs to the subway and airport, babysitting services (fees apply), pet-friendly rooms (again, fees apply), room service (including poolside), valet parking, and laundry service.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pets Allowed

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Swim-Up Bar

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